Saturday, March 10, 2012

Which Alternative Medicine For Hair Loss Should You Choose and Will it Work?

Alternative medicine for hair loss is becoming extremely popular and it is quite easy to see why, after all some people can quite easily shrug off the fact that they are losing hair. But for others it has a huge effect on their self esteem and how they feel about themselves, especially if they are women. Throw in the fact that more well known treatments such as transplants and weaves can not only be expensive and painful too, or that medicinal treatments can leave some men unable to perform sexually and it's no surprise that alternative medicine for hair loss is on the rise.

With natural treatments though there is not just one that is being singled out, but in fact there are several different vitamins minerals and herbs that are believed to help combat hair loss, in particular by combating DHT before it gets to the scalp. In case you are unaware DHT occurs in the body when testosterone combines with the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase, and people who are genetically sensitive to DHT are the ones that end out losing their hair. So what are the treatments?

Firstly there are vitamins that are recommended, particularly B vitamins as they help metabolize proteins which are the building blocks of your cells; as well as that they help get more oxygen into your blood which is important too. Biotin which is derived from vitamin B is also very important as this helps to encourage the growth of your cells, particularly hair nails and skin.

Also recommended as alternative treatments are the minerals zinc and magnesium. Most people do not get enough magnesium in their diet yet it is essential for healthy skin hair and bones. Zinc is essential for a healthy immune system, but as well as that it is thought to inhibit the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase which of course is a component of DHT.

Herbs have a big part to play in alternative medicine for hair loss too, particularly saw palmetto and nettle. The reasoning behind these two is that they both help to combat DHT. Saw palmetto helps against DHT by inhibiting 5-alpha-reductase, whist nettle is believed to reduce the amount of free testosterone in the body, which of course are both components of DHT.

So, as mentioned before, these alternative medicines for hair loss all have different attributes that can help, but there is not really one to pick above the other as they all contribute in their different ways. But combining them can help as they then all support each other and strengthen each others properties.

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